Emiliano Cortés

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Coherent control of chemical species in complex systems is always subject to intrinsic inhomogeneities from the environment. For example, slight chemical modifications can decisively affect transport properties of molecules on surfaces. Hence, single-molecule (SM) studies are the best solution to avoid these problems and to study diverse phenomena in(More)
Nanoplasmonics has recently revolutionized our ability to control light on the nanoscale. Using metallic nanostructures with tailored shapes, it is possible to efficiently focus light into nanoscale field 'hot spots'. High field enhancement factors have been achieved in such optical nanoantennas, enabling transformative science in the areas of single(More)
The dissociative photoionization of gaseous CH3SCN has been investigated at the S 2p core level using time-of-flight mass spectrometry and synchrotron radiation. The total ion yield spectrum could be successfully assigned by comparison with available data from electron energy loss spectra. The relative abundances of the ionic fragments and their kinetic(More)
Nanoscale localization of electromagnetic fields near metallic nanostructures underpins the fundamentals and applications of plasmonics. The unavoidable energy loss from plasmon decay, initially seen as a detriment, has now expanded the scope of plasmonic applications to exploit the generated hot carriers. However, quantitative understanding of the spatial(More)
Over the last three decades, self-assembled molecular films on solid surfaces have attracted widespread interest as an intellectual and technological challenge to chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and biologists. A variety of technological applications of nanotechnology rely on the possibility of controlling topological, chemical, and functional(More)
We introduce a plasmonic-semiconductor hybrid nanosystem, consisting of a ZnO nanowire coupled to a gold pentamer oligomer by crossing the hot-spot. It is demonstrated that the hybrid system exhibits a second harmonic (SH) conversion efficiency of ∼3 × 10(-5)%, which is among the highest values for a nanoscale object at optical frequencies reported so far.(More)
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy is one of the most sensitive spectroscopic techniques available, with single-molecule detection possible on a range of noble-metal substrates. It is widely used to detect molecules that have a strong Raman response at very low concentrations. Here we present photo-induced-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, where the combination(More)
Optical printing is a simple and flexible method to bring colloidal nanoparticles from suspension to specific locations of a substrate. However, its application has been limited to the fabrication of arrays of isolated nanoparticles because, until now, it was never possible to bring nanoparticles closer together than approximately 300 nm. Here, we propose(More)
The engineering of cavity void metallic arrays allows to vary the plasmon-polariton mode energies from the near infrared to the ultraviolet through the tuning of the void height and diameter, and the selection of the appropriate material. Typically Au nanocavity substrates can be grown with better reproducibility, homogeneity, and stability, while Ag(More)
The adsorption of 4-mercaptopyridine on Au(111) from aqueous or ethanolic solutions is studied by different surface characterization techniques and density functional theory calculations (DFT) including van der Waals interactions. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and electrochemical data indicate that self-assembly from 4-mercaptopyridine-containing aqueous(More)